Mena Marine Corps League Detachment 1261 replaced the Herbert A. Littleton monument at the Polk County Courthouse in December and hosted a rededication of the monument on January 25th, 2016. Nathan Roth, Commandant of Detachment 1261, along with James Scott and George O’Daniel, saw the project through as the monument was placed in honor of one of Polk County’s finest.
Herbert A. Littleton was a Mena native who gave his life saving his unit from destruction during the Korean War. His ultimate sacrifice earned him the Medal of Honor. “We are proud to represent his name and be known as members of the ‘Herbert A. Littleton’ Detachment 1261 of the Marine Corps League,” said Roth. During the rededication of the monument, Scott prayed over the stone and gave thanks for Littleton’s life and service to his country and an honorary salute was given to Littleton as well.
The old monument that was damaged in an accident last year will be placed and dedicated to Littleton at the Mena Elks Lodge in an upcoming ceremony.